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The Coupe Urubu Yamaska is a friendly competition that takes place during the entire season.
The main goal is to promote cross country flights and to have the pilots exchange their experience and to increase everyone skills while flying competition tasks.

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Flying site

Mt. Yamaska is a well known area for cross-country in East Canada, between April to October. The mountain is surrounded by endless agricultural fields were improvised landing fields are easy to find. Cites and villages are easy to land close to and are connected with many roads.

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Saint Paul d Abbotsford, Canada

Event info

The Coupe Urubu Yamaska is a friendly competition that takes place during the entire season.
The main goal is to promote cross country flights and to have the pilots exchange their experience and to increase everyone skills while flying competition tasks.

This event gives the possibility for beginner pilots to be coached by more experienced pilots while flying cross country flights that starts at the Mount Yamaska. It also help pilots learn to fly with their instruments more efficiently.

Flying site

Mt. Yamaska is a well known area for cross-country in East Canada, between April to October. The mountain is surrounded by endless agricultural fields were improvised landing fields are easy to find. Cites and villages are easy to land close to and are connected with many roads. Cross-country flights usually end up with a good meal and a beer surrounded by friends in one of many pubs in the region.

The thermals during the August period are very smooth, ranging from 1 to 5 m/s with cloud base between 1500m to 2000m. The cloud base rises progressively as you progress to the East because of elevation rising on the beginning of the Appalachian mountains range. 100 km flights are common each year in the area. The area record is at 162 km done last year on a Gin Carrera paraglider.

The Canadian paragliding championship was held 4 times already (2006, 2009, 2013 and 2014).

Take off Yamasaka - 411 m ASL, - 45.472845, -72.858591
The site has takeoffs in the South, West and North directions. There is a East takeoff but it is not often used.
Winds are usually from the south to the west in August and the flying routes goes in any direction except to the West where there is a flight zone restriction. Anyway this direction usually goes against dominating winds during that period.

Landing zones are located on the North (Club HQ) and the West of the mountain.



Organizers

Christian Grenier
Organizer
Archambault Pierre
Organiser & score keeper

Selection and entry fee

There is no fees to participate, you just need to register on XC Contest Canada before your flying your first task.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Prize will be given at the start of november 2016 during the annual CVLY party.

General schedule

This Competition takes place between the 1 of may to the 15 of october.
Flying days will announced depending upon weather.

Daily schedule

Launch at about 11.00 depedning on weather.
Flight lasts as long as you can fly.

Accommodation and Activities

The nearest City is Granby (10 minutes away, by car)
More to come...

How to get here

Saint Paul d Abbotsford, Canada

Saint-Paul-d'Abbotsford, QC, Canada
Saint Paul d Abbotsford CA

Plane

The nearest airport is Montreal.
Web: http://www.admtl.com/

Train

As Canada’s national passenger rail service, VIA Rail Canada offers inter-city connections along the Ottawa-Montréal, Toronto-Kingston-Montréal and Québec City-Montréal corridors. A free minibus service is available between the VIA station in Dorval and the Montréal–Trudeau Airport.
Times table and fare: www.viarail.ca

Car

Direction from the city of Montreal (50 minutes) are :
Get on Highway 10 on the East direction
Follow Highway 10 East to road 235 N in Ange-Gardien. Take exit 55 from Highway 10 East
Continue on road 235 on the North direction
Turn right on Rang Emire and continue until the entrance of the club (entry is well identified)
The GPS coordinate of the club is : N 45 28.570 O 72 52.959

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